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The 61st Miss Universe pageant will be televised next week but the preliminary competition has already begun for 89 gorgeous women vying for the crown and title.

NBC will broadcast the annual event live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on Wednesday, December 19.

Co-hosts will be Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic. Celebrity judges include: Cee Lo Green, Scott Disick, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Lisa Vanderpump.

The Miss Universe organization is owned jointly by NBC Universal and Donald Trump.

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Photos: Judy Eddy-WENN